Baku

eternal flames the city of winds

Welcome to Baku – a truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history. From the modern elegance of the Flame Towers standing proudly above to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core, there is something for everyone in our stunning capital.

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Where East meets West

In Baku you will discover a constantly evolving tapestry of life and energy from bazaar to penthouse. Being a coastal city, Baku is intrinsically open-minded and hospitable. Guests are welcome to stroll along the Caspian promenade (the Boulevard), visit the Old City (known locally as Icherisheher) and enjoy the unique architectural blend of East and West.

 

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DID YOU KNOW

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DID YOU KNOW
INTERESTING FACT #1

Located at an elevation of 28 meters below sea level, Baku is the world’s lowest-lying national capital city.

INTERESTING FACT #2

Baku is the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region.

INTERESTING FACT #3

Known as the City of Winds, there are two main gusts to look out for in Baku – the warmer Gilavar blowing from the south, and the cool Khazri sweeping down from the north.

what to doin Baku

Explore Baku's Old City
Explore Baku's Old City
Arts, culture and heritage

Explore Baku's Old City

Walk around this UNESCO-protected site surrounded by 12th-century... More

Stroll through Baku’s oil-boom architecture
Stroll through Baku’s oil-boom architecture
Arts, culture and heritage

Stroll through Baku’s oil-boom architecture

Discover old Baku’s oil industry architecture, its details,... More

Stroll along Caspian seaside  boulevard
Stroll along Caspian seaside boulevard
Family holidays

Stroll along Caspian seaside boulevard

There is no better way to feel freedom... More

Shopping: boutiques & bazaars in Baku
Shopping: boutiques & bazaars in Baku
Shopping

Shopping: boutiques & bazaars in Baku

Baku has the perfect combination of international shops,... More

Play golf in Baku
Play golf in Baku
Outdoor Activities

Play golf in Baku

What more can a golf lover ask for... More

Visit Baku's Carpet Museum
Visit Baku's Carpet Museum
Arts, culture and heritage

Visit Baku's Carpet Museum

Situated on Baku's Seaside Boulevard, the Carpet Museum... More

Dining in Baku
Dining in Baku
Food, drinks and nightlife

Dining in Baku

Baku offers a wide variety of restaurants and... More

Learn the legacy of ancient fire worshippers
Learn the legacy of ancient fire worshippers
Arts, culture and heritage

Learn the legacy of ancient fire worshippers

Discover the incredible story of Azerbaijan’s ancient fire... More

Enjoy the Caspian sea & beaches
Enjoy the Caspian sea & beaches
Family holidays

Enjoy the Caspian sea & beaches

The perfect place for practicing water sports or... More

Discover Gobustan's ancient rock art
Discover Gobustan's ancient rock art
Arts, culture and heritage

Discover Gobustan's ancient rock art

Uncover an astonishing collection of over 6,000 ancient... More

Explore Baku's mud volcanoes
Explore Baku's mud volcanoes
National parks

Explore Baku's mud volcanoes

Discover why the landscape around Baku is fulfilled... More

Uncover Jewish traces in Baku
Uncover Jewish traces in Baku
Arts, culture and heritage

Uncover Jewish traces in Baku

Since the early 1800s, Baku has been home... More

Relax at Baku’s traditional hammams
Relax at Baku’s traditional hammams
Health & wellness

Relax at Baku’s traditional hammams

Discover centuries-old hammams like Agha Mikayil, Akhund and... More

Horse riding in Baku
Horse riding in Baku
Family holidays

Horse riding in Baku

Horse riding and polo are truly royal experiences... More

Gutab-making masterclasses
Gutab-making masterclasses
Food, drinks and nightlife

Gutab-making masterclasses

If you're in Baku and keen to uncover... More

From Village to City market
From Village to City market
Shopping

From Village to City market

Baku's Kendden Shehere (From Village to City) market is... More

Visit Yashil Bazaar for a world of aromas
Visit Yashil Bazaar for a world of aromas
Shopping

Visit Yashil Bazaar for a world of aromas

Baku's Yashil Bazaar is one of the largest... More

Take a wine bar crawl
Take a wine bar crawl
Food, drinks and nightlife

Take a wine bar crawl

Baku's growing number of wine bars are a... More

Tours of the Marandi winery
Tours of the Marandi winery
Food, drinks and nightlife

Tours of the Marandi winery

Visiting the Marandi Winery is a great half-day... More

Browse the home of Azerbaijani fine arts
Browse the home of Azerbaijani fine arts
Arts, culture and heritage

Browse the home of Azerbaijani fine arts

Discover an oil-boom mansion packed with a wealth... More

Admire the curves and collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre
Admire the curves and collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre
Arts, culture and heritage

Admire the curves and collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre

Explore the wide range of art collections and... More

Snap a photo of the Flame Towers
Snap a photo of the Flame Towers
Arts, culture and heritage

Snap a photo of the Flame Towers

The trio of skyscrapers named the Flame Towers... More

Shop and socialise in the Port Baku area
Shop and socialise in the Port Baku area
Arts, culture and heritage

Shop and socialise in the Port Baku area

If you love going out to eat or... More

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explore Baku the easy way!

BakuCard is Baku’s official city card, offering free and discounted services at all the main tourist landmarks, free public transportation, Baku City Tour hop-on hop-off tours, and even a guide book and map of the city. Cards are valid for 1, 3 or 7 days and can be purchased at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport as well as major hotels, tourism agencies, and tourist info points, or via bakucard.az.

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